National Office of Intellectual Property (“NOIP”) issues the Notification on assistance for international registration of patents for individuals

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National Office of Intellectual Property (“NOIP”) issues the Notification on assistance for international registration of patents for individuals

In the scope of the Intellectual Property Development Program from 2016 to 2020, on May 15th, 2020, NOIP had issued Notification No. 5360/SHTT-NĐHT on recording the subjects entitled to support on international registration by the NOIP and the contents to be supported, namely:

Regarding subjects to be supported

Individuals who are Vietnamese being the application owner satisfies the following requirements:

  • Being eligible for patent protection requirements;
  • Being applicable in production and business activities;
  • Having not yet been received fund from the State Budget for international patent registration; and
  • Submited patent applications at the NOIP in the period from August 15th, 2019 to May 15th, 2020.

Regarding the contents to be supported

  • Consulting, guiding the general procedures, regulations and documents for submitting an international registration application for patent;
  • Adjusting the document description when submitting in the international phase and translate such Description into English;
  • Preparing documents, filling in the form as prescribed by law;
  • Industrial property representation fee in Vietnam; and
  • Submitting the patent registration to the International Registration of Patents according to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in the international phrase.

Support fund

Support 70% of the total fund for submitting patent applications in the form of PCT filing in the international phase (maximum VND 60 million / solution). The remaining funding shall be borne by the individual participating.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact Apolat Legal – An International Law Firm in Viet Nam.

This article is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.